Rushing the Floor

March 6, 2015

A lot has been made of the fans rushing the floor after Kansas State upset Kansas at a recent basketball game.  The mob-like scene on the floor almost crushed an older gentlemen who fell to the floor, and it is reported that some over enthusiastic fans tried to assault a Kansas ball player caught...

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7-Year Old Basketball

March 5, 2015

On a recent trip to Iowa, I was able to watch my granddaughter play a basketball game at their local Y.  It is quite a scene to see first and second graders attempt to play a real game of basketball.  First of all, it is very unusual to have boys and girls playing on...

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Wendell Kim

March 4, 2015

Wendell Kim passed away recently at the age of 60.  He was a coach with the Red Sox, Cubs, and Giants in his MLB career.  Most of that career he served as a third base coach.  He was the first Korean-American to wear a major league uniform.  Kim was well liked by all of...

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“Lou Do”

March 3, 2015

Lou Henson, known as “Lou Do” in his coaching days was recently inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.  At the age of 30, he got his first head coaching job at Hardin-Simmons University.  Before he took the job, he demanded that they integrate their basketball team.  This was quite a stance for someone...

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Two Legends Pass Away

March 2, 2015

We recently lost two college basketball coaching legends when Dean Smith of North Carolina and Jerry Tarkanian of UNLV passed away.  Dean Smith was 83 and Jerry Tarkanian was 84.  Both of these coaches won NCAA championships.  In fact, Dean Smith won 2 in his 36 seasons at North Carolina, and Jerry Tarkanian won...

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Another Pitch

February 27, 2015

Carl Erskine has traded his baseball glove for his harmonica.  The former Dodger pitcher will get up in front of 15,000 fans at a Pacer game and play the National Anthem.  The 88-year-old resident of Anderson, Indiana, is still very active despite his age. For you younger fans, Carl played with Jackie Robinson and...

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College Athletic Budgets

February 26, 2015

Have you any idea what the athletic budgets of IU and Purdue are?  According to an Indianapolis Star article given to me by Glen Butte, IU is catching up to Purdue in one area of their budget. This next year IU will raise their football budget from the $226,000 range to $402,000.  This still...

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The Athletic Scene

February 25, 2015

This is the time of the year that real high school basketball fans relish.  The girls’ season is winding down quickly.  Next week is their state finals.  The high school boys’ teams already know their sectional draw, and their tournament will begin the first of March. Next week March Madness begins for the college...

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Obama’s Budget

February 24, 2015

The latest Obama budget will cut money from college athletic departments’ budgets.  How will this affect donors and the athletic departments? It is common practice for athletic departments to accept large donations of money, and in return, provide choice seats for these boosters at football and basketball games.  This practice has not been eliminated;...

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Snoop Dog

February 23, 2015

I am sure you are trying to figure out why there is a Huddle Up called Snoop Dog.  No, it will have anything to do with the music world.  This is not really about Snoop Dog, but his son. The young man has just received a scholarship to play football at UCLA.  His dad...

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